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Die Schimmelreiter

OT: Die Schimmelreiter

Lars Jessen // Germany, 2008
Fiction Feature // FF2008



Some adore the beauty of Northern Germany, others die of boredom and just want out. Ever cheerful Fuchs (Peter Jordan) is a government inspector who checks takeaway restaurants. Tillmann (Axel Prahl) didn’t make it abroad and has returned to Dithmarschen a depressed alcoholic. Fuchs dreams of a relocation to Hamburg. He senses an opportunity to prove his worth when misanthrope Tillmann is assigned as his colleague. A classic buddy movie on a tour de force through East Frisia’s gastronomy.


After studying film in Cologne. LARS JESSEN (*1969) has directed TV series and films for TV and cinema, e.g. Der Tag an dem Bobby Ewing starb (2005).


Die Schimmelreiter

Fiction Feature





100 min


Lars Jessen

Ingo Haeb

Peter Jordan, Axel Prahl, Katharina Wackernagel

Elke Peters

Michael Tötter

Marcel Peragine

Jakob Friderichs

Heike Lauer

Doris J. Heinze (NDR)

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